Andy Murray and Danilo Petrovic clash in the Round 1 of the Cologne 2 Open, the 2nd of the two Bett1Hulks Indoor Tournament in Cologne. Andy Murray is going through a rough patch as he lost in the first round of the Cologne 1 Open to Fernando Verdasco in straight sets. The Brit received a wildcard to the main draw of the tournament. His opponent, Danilo Petrovic comes into the tournament at the back of a successful run at the ATP Sardinia Open where he reached the semifinals.
- Fixture: Andy Murray vs Danilo Petrovic
- Tournament: Bett1Hulks Indoors
- Round: Round 1
- Venue: Cologne, Germany
- Category: ATP 250 tournament
- Surface: Indoor Hard-court
Andy Murray vs Danilo Petrović: Match Preview
Andy Murray has failed to win a single match in his past two tournaments. He got knocked out in Round 1 of the French Open by Stan Wawrinka. He lost in the 1st round at the Cologne 1 Open to Fernando Verdasco in straight sets. The Brit will be looking forward to get his season back on track with a good showing on his 2nd tournament at Cologne.
Danilo Petrovic is coming into the indoor hard court tournament after a long clay court season where he played 5 tournaments in as many weeks. He had a good run at the ATP Sardinia Open last week where he lost to Marco Cecchinato in the semifinals. He will be looking forward to start off his hard court season with a good performance at Cologne.
Andy Murray vs Danilo Petrović: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced off against each other before and their head to head record is 0-0.
Andy Murray vs Danilo Petrović: Match Prediction
Andy Murray has had a nightmare few weeks on tour, losing in comfortable fashion at French Open and Cologne 1. However, the Brit enters the match as the favourite and is expected to see off Danilo Petrovic in a tough encounter. Petrovic might find it difficult to make a shift from the clay courts where he has played for the past month. The Serbian has also played a lot of tennis in the last 5 weeks, which might cause some exhaustion.
Match Prediction: Andy Murray to defeat Danilo Petrovic in 3 sets